Most Expensive Electric Assist Bike by eROCKIT

You would think it to be some snazzy looking bicycle and give it a second look. But there is more to it and might not be easy to figure out in the first look. eROCKIT, the invention of Stephan Gulas, is an Electric assist bike, simple and skinny for a motorcycle (because it is electric!), and it sure is fast, going at speed of up to 50 miles per hour.
eROCKIT’s inventors call it the human-hybrid machine as I will be the cyclist’s pedaling motions that will assist the motor, which multiplies the rider’s effort by a factor of 50, the company says. The faster you pedal, the faster you go, simple. You just need to pedal even to accelerate as the bike has no separate acceleration pedal or handle as a motorcycle would. Pedaling also helps to charge up the bike’s battery.
Built using a nano-phosphate lithium battery, eROCKIT expects it to last for 10 years or 50,000 kilometers of use. A charge should last for 60 to 80 kilometers Depending on the pedaling style. eROCKIT plans to build just 10 machines in 2009, for the pretty-penny price tag of $44,000 ($35,000 down)! So maybe we will just wait till the idea consummates for mass production.
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